Rotary Club of Oak Bay Victoria British Columbia Canada Rotary District 5020
2008-2009 Rotary International Theme: Make Dreams Real
District 5020 Governor 08-09: Brian Beagle Assistant Governor: David Stocks
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Program for December 23, 2008, reported by Anne Sims. CLICK HERE for Print Version

President Neil had no quotes today but did want to thank a number of Club members for various activities, such as all who volunteered to look after the Salvation Army Kettles, and also Lorna and Heather who organized such a great Christmas Dinner and party. Tom Lidkea played for O Canada and Jerry McLean delivered the invocation.

Visiting Rotarians And Guests
Introduced by Gary Nazar

Jim Leamy, Saanich, Insurance.
Nicholas Fairbank was the guest of the Club, and
Brian Burger of Mary Canty.

Viva choir 1
Entertainment - Viva Choir

Dallas Chapple introduced our entertainment for the meeting. Arlene Overman and Nick Fairbank and their children: Abigail (9), Evan (7) and Grace (4). They are part of the VIVA Choir, which is an organization that exists to enrich artistically the lives of the singers, their families and the community. Children age 6 to 11 and older novices to age 18 join VIVA groups without audition. All 5 performed a wonderful assortment of Christmas songs that we enjoyed immensely. Lynne Murray thanked our performers for their great performance and putting us in the Christmas spirit if we weren’t already


Rotary Wheel

Jack, Vicky and Tom - in the Christmas Spirit

Annual General Meeting

President’s Report: Jack Petrie gave a review of 2007. He commented on the good works of our Club; things such as the Annual Golf Tournament, Dictionaries for Grade 3 students, Shelter Boxes and our Foundation auction. He also commented on the success of the Interact Club in raising funds for the Girls school in Malawi. His last few words were “We got trained, we had fun, and raised lots of money.”

Minutes of the 2007 AGM were circulated and approved on a motion by Ockermueller/Croft.

Auditor’s Report: Not available as David Sills was unable to get out of his driveway with any of his various English cars. Will be presented at a future meeting.

Nominating Committee Report: The Committee of Jack Petrie, Victoria Pitt and Neil Rawnsley recommended the following slate of Officers and Directors for 2009/10:

Officers: President - Victoria Pitt
President-Elect - John Edgell
Past President - Neil Rawnsley
Treasurer - Brian Lamb
Secretary - Lynne Murray
Directors: Perry Bamji; Jim Force; Peter Lawrie; Tav MacPherson; Gary Nazar; Joan Peggs.

In answer to a question, the duties of the Directors will be assigned by Victoria Pitt, after consultation with each one. In answer to another question, it seems likely that Leslie Warnock, upon her return, will serve as the Sergeant-at-Arms. There being no response to a call for further nominations, the slate was declared elected by acclamation. A motion to adjourn the AGM was moved by Lidkea/Sims.

Viva Choir

As was Santa Neil!
Santa Neil


Health of the Club: Pres. Neil reported that Barbara Bristol had been scheduled for knee surgery last monday but unfortunately had a stroke and is now resting at home and will be checked out by a heart specialist. Giver her a call or send a card.

Tom Lidkea reported a near sell-out for the whiskey tasting so if you want to go, give him a call ASAP.

Sergeant at Arms
Tom Croft levied fines on all those who had not volunteered for the Salvation Army Christmas Kettle or who had not made a donation. Neil Madsen was fined for doing the “Edmonton Shuffle” on TV last night. Neil was interviewed and was asked how he was doing about getting around Victoria with all the snow. Neil replied "OK" and demonstrated the shuffle. Tom asked Neil to do a replay for the Club, which he proceeded to do. Ross McLaughlin was welcomed back from his extended trip and presented with a Birthday card from last August.

Happy & Sad $$
Jack Petrie was happy about the performance of the Victoria Soul Gospel Choir last Friday night. But he was also sad that David Maxwell had his children man the S.A. kettle instead of him and Lisa.

Neil Madsen
was happy for his all wheel drive vehicle that gets him out of his driveway and street. Joan Firkins is happy that the Lilydale project is now complete after a few problems in the past. They now have electricity, water and an extra tank for water. Dave Maxwell was happy his children volunteerBrian Lambed for the SA kettle. won the draw but drew black.

December Programs

Dec 30

No Meeting


January Programs
Jan 06 Tricia Timmermans: Rotaplast, Cebu, Philippines  

Jan 13

Joy Weismiller


Jan 20

Mary Coward – Microcredit Project in Guatemala


Jan 27

Shelterbox – Anne Ohlgen

13-Jan Petrie Prentice Pritchard Philip Pitt
20-Jan Lamb Schopper Sills Sim Sims
27-Jan Snively Taylor Timmermans Aked Bamji
Cash Desk: Peggs; 50-50: Beyer


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